New Samsung Galaxy On7 and On5 show the company takes its budget Android smartphones more seriously

New Samsung Galaxy On7 and On5 show the company takes its budget Android smartphones more seriously
Two days ago, word got out that Samsung is about to release two new handsets and simultaneously debut a new Galaxy brand. The devices in question are the Galaxy On5 and On7, a pair of affordable smartphones that don't have 'budget' written all over them. Well, Samsung just listed the On7 on its Chinese website, and its header image happens to show the On5 as well, thus making both smartphones' existence official!

Styled in Samsung's modern design language (while borrowing the faux leather from the Note 3 days) and featuring not too shabby hardware, the On5 and On7 show Samsung treats its low-end smartphone line-up with more respect, now that the market for premium Android devices has stalled. Strangely, only the Galaxy On7 has been fully detailed on the website, but there's a high probability that the smartphones share the bulk of their hardware features. Still, let's not speculate until we have the On5's actual spec sheet on our hands.

Now, moving onto the On7, the dual-SIM smartphone measures 5.97 x 3.05 x 0.32in (151.8 x 77.5 x 8.2mm) and weights 6.06oz (172g). It has a 5.5-inch 720p resolution TFT display and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU (possibly the Exynos 3745) with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage memory (with 4.9GB available to users). There's a 13MP main camera and 5MP front camera setup on it, and a 3000mAh battery powers the mains. Connectivity-wise, the device supports 2G and 3G (GSM, CDMA, UMTS), as well as 4G (TDD & FDD LTE) networks, along with Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Glonass, and Beidou.

Also of note is that Samsung now details how much storage each factory pre-installed application occupies, and probably lets users uninstall so called 'bloatware' apps as needed. This happens after the Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission sued Samsung and fellow smartphone maker Oppo over the presence of non user-removable software.

Release dates and prices for the On7 and On5 are yet to be revealed, but it is expected the phones will hover somewhere below the $200 mark, at least in China. Although it's certainly nice to see Samsung upgrade its low-end offerings in the design and hardware departments, we doubt the Koreans' move is bold enough to whisk away attention from the $125 Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 in China. Then again, that kind of value for money ratio is hard to match for most of Xiaomi's competitors.


source: Samsung via SamMobile

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45 Comments

45. yecruzsulla

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

look full specification and price prediction of Samsung Galaxy On5 in Indonesia. >> paketblackberry.com/harga-samsung-galaxy-on5/ I think it will be compete with cheap smartphone like meizu and xiaomi

44. Comicgeek300

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 22, 2015

Garbage! Purely garbage! Samsung needs to take their entry or budget phones more seriously, and even if possible create a long lasting line for such phones.

43. Comicgeek300

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 22, 2015

Garbage! Purely garbage! Samsung needs to take their entry or budget phones more seriously, and even if possible create a long lasting line for such phones.

42. Comicgeek300

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 22, 2015

Garbage! Purely garbage! Samsung needs to take their entry or budget phones more seriously, and even if possible create a long lasting line for such phones.

33. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

What SAMSUNG needs is a sister company w/ a different brand to challenge the likes of ASUS and other bang for buck smartphones...SAMSUNG has such a bad rep for their mid/ low end phones...like these, a fugging TFT screen??? you gotta be kidding me....and still Quad core when most budget phones now have gone Octa

27. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Design and Everything looks good except for the Storage. 8GB isn't enough. I know that there is Micro SD expansion but you cant move all apps to SD which sucks. Only some could be moved.

28. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

then go for Sammy's S4. it's freaking cheap now.

41. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Have an S4 running 5.0.1. Smooth as hell but I still have the same storage issue. I have a 16 GB micro SD but I can only move photos and videos and some apps.

32. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

That's why we root our phones :-)

12. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Only Samsung & Google makes money from Android!

14. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

You're wrong dude! Everyone makes money with Androidâ„¢

19. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Can you justify? Google earns from Ad revenue & services, Samsung has good sales of premium priced flagships. The remaining are faltering HTC, Motorola & Sony are losing money. LG makes a few cents as profit per smartphone sales. While cheap chinese brands gain market share from the prior mentioned cmpanies, they sell at zero profit or negative.

23. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

You're 100% correct. Hey, you should have simply understood that i said so as a fanboy support to Android; I say it and troll as well, to counter-attack iFans' bashing. Cheers.

4. Shocky unregistered

The design looks quite nice, but the specs are sh!t.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well this phone isn't for you. The specs are fine for the market it is aimed at. Guess what, a Yugo had sh!tty specs for a car, but it was perfect for the market it was aimed it. If you have a nicer phone, why would you even be looking at this phone? That's like a guy who drives a Ferrari, go into a Lexus dealer and say, I don't like this car because it has shi!tty specs. Well if you drive a Ferrari, why would you look at anything that isn't on the same level? Also, isn't 720p enough? I mean the resolution is fairly close to the iPhone 6/6S. I mean 750p isnt that much better. Similar camera too. I bet Samsung's 13MP camera, tales a better picture than the iPhone 6S does. But even if it doesn't, its a budget phone. Obviously "budget" isnt your category. So how is it the specs are sh!t? As you say?

24. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

It is sh*t man. 8GB RAM only both On5/On7

29. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

8GB RAM???

37. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Mistake for the RAM type there. I trird to edit but too late, duh!

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How many apps are poor people going to install? But yes, that should be 16GB. But hey, 8GB makes it even cheaper. Right? After all we know it costs OEM's nothing for storage. They pay roughly the same costs for the storage no matter its size.

38. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Samsung is cheap and we know that.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Samsung releasing a new phone every 2 weeks with a different Sony like name lol

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That's why nobody makes money wi.... Oops sorry, I almost went full retard

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You don't understand do you? Samsung has different phone markets. This isn't a new phone, its a rebadge of 2 older models. So what if they have a new phone every few weeks. When you sell so many phones, each model gets a year refresh...right? Everyone doesn't want to be like other OEM's who maybe sell one phone.

20. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Exactly. The true global phones of Samsung are their flagships - S and Note. The next line is A series. The remaining are selectively sold based on regional preferences and making use of regional development centers and involves component resuse from existing or previous flagship models to reduce cost. They help in competing with the cheap yet better spec'd chinese smartphones. One example is he J series which is doing well in India as entry level 4G handsets and are able to stand against the Moto G phones.

22. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

WFT your talking about. They leaks the On5, On7 with this low-end phone specs I would recomend to android lover to buy the E5,/E7 compare to this junk On5/On7 with 8GB RAM only?

25. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Well not knowing the difference between RAM or ROM showing how retard you are..

36. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Mistake for the RAM type there. I trird to edit but too late, duh!

39. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Lol mistakes not happen twice

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Overpriced and under-powered garbage. The OnePlus One is just $50 more and it's literally a Galaxy S5 reasonably priced...

3. TerryTerius unregistered

This habit certain companies (mostly Chinese, to be accurate) have of selling phones for less than it costs to make them, at cost, or sightly above cost cannot possibly be sustainable in the long run. Unless they're all going to pull the Xiaomi model and make all their money off their own virtual stores. Not only that, but it doesn't leave these companies with a budget for R&D whatsoever and you can extrapolate these low prices to mean that it's highly unlikely the people making these phones are being paid much of anything. One plus is a perfect example of that, as their razor thin profit margins mean they're barely making any money. As they have acknowledged. I've said it time and again and I'll continue to say so. Downward market pressure is slowly killing the major manufacturers, the ones who actually have the money to invest in creating/researching new technologies. ...As opposed to slapping the newest components on the market into a handset and calling it a day with a few software tweaks added in as a bonus.

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